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MyAutoloan Car Loans: 2018 Review

February 13, 2018
Auto Loans, Loans
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Good for: average credit borrowers, getting quotes from multiple lenders

MyAutoloan solicits offers from numerous lenders on your behalf. It matches borrowers to a wide range of auto loans, including new and used car dealer purchase loans, private party purchase loans, refinance loans and lease buyout loans.
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MyAutoLoan is a good fit for those who:

  • Want to see multiple loan offers after filling out only one loan application.
  • Have average credit scores. Shopping around for the best rate is especially important if you don’t have good credit.
  • Are serious auto loan shoppers who don’t mind a hard credit pull or the possibility of being contacted by multiple companies.

MyAutoloan at a glance

Purchase loansRefinance loans
APR*1.99% - 24.9%1.84% - 29.4%
Loan amounts$7,500 - $100,000
Min requirementsCredit score: 500
Income: $1,100/month
Hard credit check with application?Yes
AvailabilityAll states except Alaska and Hawaii
*APR is used to evaluate the true cost of borrowing money and includes the interest rate.

MyAutoLoan review details

When you apply to myAutoloan, the company presents your loan application to as many as 20 lenders, promising “up to four offers in minutes.” Greg Thibodeau, myAutoloan CEO, says this allows applicants to quickly spot “the outlier” — a lender that offers a substantially lower interest rate.

While casting a wide net with your application can help you find the most competitive rate, having your information shared with a large number of lenders means you could be contacted by dealers and lenders trying to get your business.

Also note that myAutoloan requires a hard credit pull, which slightly lowers your credit score. The partner lenders will also do their own hard pull before approving an application, but credit bureaus typically group multiple car-loan requests and treat them as a single inquiry when done in a short period. This means it’s best for people who definitely want a loan, rather than those casually comparing rates.

Car loan rates

The best rates offered by myAutoloan 1.99% for purchase loans and 1.84% for refinance loans will only be available if you have very good credit. Lenders can set their own requirements, but excellent credit is generally considered 720 or better, while 690 to 719 is good. The average score of myAutoloan customers is 628 for purchase loans and 602 for refinance loans.

Keep in mind that with average or below-average credit you won’t get the lowest interest rates, which means your monthly payment and total interest paid will be more. If you know your credit score, you can get an idea of the rate you might qualify for.

Applying to myautoloan

  • Loan offers good for up to 30 days; applicants are not obligated to accept
  • Co-signers allowed
  • No application fee; late payment fees vary by lender
  • Funding methods vary by lender

RESTRICTIONS

  • Maximum vehicle age: 10 years
  • Maximum vehicle mileage: 125,000 miles; 120,000 for private party loans
  • Loan terms: 24 to 84 months (NerdWallet doesn’t recommend loans over 60 months)
  • Vehicle restrictions and requirements vary by lender
  • Not available in Hawaii or Alaska

How myAutoloan compares

Unlike direct-to-consumer online lenders we’ve reviewed, such as LightStream and SpringboardAuto.com, myAutoloan provides applicants with multiple offers from its network of lenders. The table below shows how myAutoloan’s purchase loan requirements compare to those of direct lenders. 

LenderMin FICOAPRsLoan amountsHard pull?Get started
MyAutoloan5001.99% - 24.9% $7,500 - $100,000Yes
CarFinance.com5257.99% - 14.99% $7,500 - $45,000Yes
Consumers Credit Union6401.99% - 21.99%$250 - $500,000Yes
LightStream6603.09% - 7.69%***$5,000 - $100,000Yes
Capital One500As low as 3.89%*Min: $4,000No
SpringboardAuto5005% and up**$7,500 - $45,000No
*For excellent credit **Max varies by state ***With autopay

More from myAutoloan

MyAutoloan offers a number of additional products, features and services to assist borrowers. The website has free auto financing resources, including a loan and payment calculator, a rate estimator, a downloadable report on improving your credit, a glossary of financial terms and loan-oriented articles. You can also get quotes for auto insurance from myAutoloan partners and find other car-buying resources.

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METHODOLOGY

To review myAutoloan, owned by Horizon Digital Finance, NerdWallet collected more than 46 data points from the lender, interviewed company executives, completed the online loan application process with sample data and compared the lender with others that seek the same customer or offer a similar product.

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